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Sd.Kfz. 179

Recovery Vehicle

Bergepanther Sd.Kfz. 179

Service Data:

In Service: 1943 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Demag, Henschel, M.A.N
Chassis No: 210125-210137 212086-212200 175501
Number built: 347

Technical Data:

Type: Recovery Vehicle

Crew: 5 men
Length: 8.82 m
Width: 3.27 m
Height: 2.74 m
Weight: 43,000 kg
Fuel Capacity: 730 liters
Engine: 1 Maybach HL 230 P30 12 cylinder liquid cooled 60 Vee petrol engine producing up to 700 hp at 3,000 rpm
Gearbox: 7 forward 1 reverse
Speed: road 46 km/h cross country km/h
Range: road 320 km cross country km
2 × 7.92 mm MG 34 machine guns or MG 42
secondary 4,800 rounds
Armour: 16 mm to 80 mm
Electronics: FuG 5
Operators: Heer
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The Bergepanzer Sd.Kfz. 179 or Berge-Panzerkampfwagen Sd.Kfz. 179 or abbreviated to Pz.Berge.Wg Panther I Sd.Kfz. 179


Bergepanther Sd.Kfz. 179 picture 2
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Film Footage Gallery

This first clip shows a Bergepanther Sd.Kfz. 179 driving through a small town.

Heer Comments


German Military Vehicles.
ISBN-10: 087349783X

Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Germany World War II.
ISBN-10: 0214203077

Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World Two.
ISBN-10: 1854095188

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